All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
God sleeps in the rock, dreams in the plant, stirs in the animal, and awakens in man.
One of the things that is wrong with religion is that it teaches us to be satisfied with answers which are not really answers at all.
It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.
You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
What happens when people open their hearts?They get better.
You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.
Fearlessness is a result of faith in oneself and faith in God.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday.
When people cease to believe in God, they don't believe in nothing; they believe in anything.
I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, He can work through anyone.
Though wrong gratifies in the moment, good yields its gifts over a lifetime.
You don't look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you.
The body of man is a limitation. Only the spirit opens onto the infinite.
I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't.
To you I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition.
I defy anyone to imagine an environment more exquisitely designed to provide us with opportunities for spiritual growth than this life of ours.
As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.